Basement Waterproofing & Tanking

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Basement Tanking

Tanking Walls is a simple way to create extra living or storage space in your basement

Many houses have basements, cellars and vaults that were never designed for modern living. They can suffer from rising damp and penetrating damp and even flooding.

As a result they are not being used to their full potential. Rentokil Property Care offers a range of basement waterproofing and tanking systems that can transform a damp, dank basement into a dry and habitable living space.

Basement Tanking Solutions

To create a livable space beneath your home we offer both Cementitious Tanking and waterproofing using Cavity Drain Membranes solutions. We will sometimes combine both damp proofing systems to waterproof a basement.  

  • Our surveyor will inspect your basement and discuss your needs.
  • The surveyor will inform you of the options available to transform your damp basement or cellar.
  • A basement waterproofing system will be designed specifically to meet your requirements.

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Cementitious Tanking

Cementitious tanking utilises a system of cement based waterproof coatings to prevent penetrating damp caused by capillary movement of water moving through earth retaining walls. The tanking coatings can be plastered to provide a smooth surface to decorate.

Cementitious tanking is used in situations where there is no free flowing water or risk of flooding and in small areas where there is an isolated damp problem.

Benefits of cementitious tanking

  • Can be used in small areas and on convoluted surfaces.

  • Does not require a drainage system or a sump and pump.

Waterproofing with Cavity Drain Membranes

Cavity Drain Membranes utilise a studded membrane to line the walls and floors to provide a dry internal surface.

  • The walls can then be dry lined or plastered, and the floors can be screeded or overlaid with chipboard or tongue and groove flooring.
  • Sealed systems are used in conjunction with drainage or sump and pump where there is active water or flooding.
  • Ventilated systems are used where there is no visible water and in situations where conventional damp proofing methods are inappropriate.

Both of these systems can be designed to comply with BS8102, which is the code of practice relating to waterproofing underground structures.

Contact Rentokil Property Care on 0800 0121 437 for further advice on waterproofing and tanking or to arrange a visit by a surveyor.

Benefits of Cavity Drain Membranes

  • No need to incur expense and mess removing existing sound plaster.

  • Redecoration can normally be carried out quickly as there is no need to wait for system to cure.

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